As much 90 lakh students don’t have access to online education, says report

As covid-19 ceases the reopening of schools, many schools and educational institutes have gone online to coach the students. According to a survey, around 90 lakh students do not have proper access to online education.

The report has been prepared based on a survey held across 419 educational institutes across the nation. Professor Sudhanshu Bhushan of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) is in charge of this report.

He cited that the major reason to this is the inaccessibility of electricity, laptops, internet, and smartphones.

The survey was conducted based on a questionnaire which includes questions on the status of online classes, exams etc.

Due to covid-19 lockdown many educational institutes have started going online to ensure continuity in the student’s learning process. However, since its commencement it has been a serious concern as the option is not viable to the economically weaker sections of the society.

The report assumes that around 1,750 students have enrolled per government institution with the estimation of 14 million students in total government institutions. In this, almost 90 lakh students so not have proper access to the online education.

The report further suggests the government to help the institutions to cope with the online education.


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